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1 CHIPPEWA STUDY SKILLS Helpful Hints for Test and Exam Preparation Brought to you by Chippewa Resource and Student Success

2 The Raider 5 Step Study Method & Other Tidbits Step 1: Organize Your Notebook Your notebook is your best study tool and your first step in studying is to organize your notebook. Never throw out notes until you have your final marks from the course. See a classmate to compare notebooks. Keep a table of contents of notes, handouts and tests throughout the semester See your teacher or resource teacher if you are unable to get a note. Write a title and a date for each new note you make and place it in your subject binder. Use sticky notes and/or a colour coding system Consider trying the Cornell note taking system

3 Step 2: Research Check with your teacher to see what will be included on your exam! Ask your teacher! The last few days before the exam are critical. That is when teachers give the students important hints. Teachers are likely to give tips on what topics the exam may cover as well as the types of questions or format that you can expect (Multiple choice, True/False or essay style questions. These clues help you to tailor your studying to your advantage and get mentally prepped. Step 3: Study Notes Active studying means getting involved in learning. Making study notes aids RECALL and rewriting notes is a more active way of studying than just reading and reviewing. Retaking tests and answering oral questions are two more active study techniques. Make your own study notes by reading, reviewing and summarizing: List major headings for each topic Use sub-headings to group ideas Make a few key points under each sub-heading Use point form Copy diagrams and maps Condense your notes, leaving out the things you have already committed to memory It is the process of making your study notes that helps you learn. After study notes are completed, you can benefit by getting a parent to ask questions. Study with a pen in hand, just the way you would write an exam. Turn off the distractions, (Facebook, Twitter, cell phones you get the idea). Focus!

4 Step 4: Review (And Review Some MORE) Ask yourself questions. Cover the answer, then check. Get a parent or guardian to test your knowledge. Have a friend quiz you the day before the exam but NOT right before the exam. Take a practice test using the end of the chapter review questions or previous tests. Teach the information to someone else; you remember 95% of what you can teach. Step 5: Exam Arrive early, relax and forget other people. Avoid discussion about the exam. Read instructions carefully... Look over the entire test/exam before you write anything. Make sure it is the correct exam and teacher. Make sure that all the pages are included. Use the marking scheme to help you plan the time and determine how much to write. Read each question twice before answering.

5 Answer the easiest questions first. Unless you will lose marks for guessing, leave no blanks. Check over all answers. Don t be a quitter work until the time is finished. Generally, avoid multiple choice and true/false answers that contain the words always and never. These answers are often incorrect. Avoid changing an answer on a multiple choice or true/false section unless you are absolutely certain that the new answer is correct. In multiple choice questions, read over each option, eliminate two choices and then decide on the best answer. The right answer for multiple choice questions often includes such qualifiers as seldom, generally, and tend to be. and Other Tidbits Give yourself a break every minutes while studying. Eat light, healthy snacks and avoid heavy meals. Remember to exercise. Increasing blood flow to the brain improves your ability to focus

6 Research shows the best learning takes place before 9:30 at night. Research also shows that what you study right before sleeping tends to end up in long term memory more easily. It is best to study in the same location at the same time every day. Know when you are switched on. Be aware of your personal engine speed and optimize your study time to coincide when you are most alert. The night before an exam, look over your study notes but do not cover new material. Plan to wake up a little before your usual time so that you are not rushed. Your study area should be neat, organized and well lit. It also shouldn t be too hot or too cold as these can be distractions too. Have all your tools, notes and texts handy. A little bit of anxiety or nervousness can work for you. The best remedy for anxiety is to be well prepared.

7 Carpe Diem! Special Study Tricks! Mnemonic Devices (Memory Tricks) Learn to Make Up Your OWN 1.ACRONYMNS obedmas - Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction ohomes - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior oroy G. BIV-red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet (the colours of the rainbow) 2.SENTENCES oarithmetic A red iguana thought he might eat turnip in church.

8 oorder OF THE GREAT LAKES Superman had every opportunity. oorder OF THE PLANETS My very excellent mother just sat under new pines. 3.SAYINGS AND POEMS Example: to remember the number of days in the months- Thirty days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31 (except for February). 4.Picture events in colour. Write formulas in colour the same colour each time you write it. 5.Picture an activity or event associated with material to be memorized. 6.Use touch where possible. Example: trace the outline of a map or diagram with your finger. 7.Repeat things first in a normal voice, a whisper and then silently in your head. 8.Number items in lists and know how many are in each list. 9.Practice, practice, practice. Repetition is the most important aspect of memory. 10.As soon as you receive a test write key points down on the sides or corner of that test. 11.Try to group items into groups of 7 and then 3 and 4 when trying to remember. An example of this is with phone numbers. 14. When studying, change topics every ½ hour. 16. Reviewing, not learning works well just before you go to sleep, 17. Rest helps to keep your memory sharp. 19. Race the clock when you study so that you become accustomed to working under pressure. In other words, set yourself a task to complete in a set time period. 20. Keep your study area quiet and to simulate an exam situation and to help you concentrate.

9 21. Write things down as you study. This is critical since exams are usually written as well. 22. In math type work, practice, practice, practice is an important approach to remembering. 23. To remember something you must understand it so if you don t understand see your instructor. 24. Make your own flash cards and use them. 25. Have a study party where material is learned by playing games. The trick is to keep the group focused. 26. Carry a review list to practice during waiting times (cafeteria, line-ups, bus stop, and bank). You need only 2 minutes to do this. By Jamie Littlefield Smart Study Strategies Study Skills for 7 Intelligence Types People are smart in different ways. Some people can create a catchy song at the drop of a hat. Others can memorize everything in a book, paint a masterpiece, or be the center of attention. When you realize what you re good at, you can figure out the best way to study. Based on Howard Gardner s theory of intelligence, these study tips can help you tailor your learning for your intelligence type. Word Smart (Linguistic intelligence) Word smart people are good with words, letters, and phrases. They enjoy activities such as reading, playing scrabble or other word games, and having discussions. If you re word smart, these study strategies can help: make flashcards take extensive notes keep a journal of what you learn Number Smart (logical-mathematical intelligence) - Number smart people are good with numbers, equations, and logic. They enjoy coming up with solutions to logical problems and figuring things out. If you re number smart, give these strategies a try: make your notes into numeric charts and graphs use the Roman numeral style of outlining put information you receive into categories and classifications that you create

10 Picture Smart (spatial intelligence) Picture smart people are good with art and design. They enjoy being creative, watching movies, and visiting art museums. Picture smart people can benefit from these study tips: sketch pictures that go along with your notes or in the margins of your textbooks draw a picture on a flashcard for each concept or vocabulary word you study use charts and graphic organizers to keep track of what you learn Body Smart (Kinesthetic intelligence) Body smart people work well with their hands. They enjoy physical activity such as exercise, sports, and outdoor work. These study strategies can help body smart people be successful: act out or imagine the concepts you need to remember look for real-life examples that demonstrate what you re learning about Music Smart (Musical intelligence) Music smart people are good with rhythms and beats. They enjoy listening to cds, attending concerts, and creating songs. If you re music smart, these activities can help you study: create a song or rhyme that will help you remember a concept listen to classical music while you study remember vocabulary words by linking them to similar-sounding words in your mind People Smart (Interpersonal intelligence) Those who are people smart are good with relating to people. They enjoy going to parties, visiting with friends, and sharing what they learn. People smart students should give these strategies a try: discuss what you learn with a friend or family member have someone quiz you before an exam create or join a study group Self-Smart (Intrapersonal intelligence) Self smart people are comfortable with themselves. They enjoy being alone to think and reflect. If you re self-smart, try these tips: keep a personal journal about what you re learning find a place to study where you won t be interrupted keep yourself involved in assignments by individualizing each project

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